Children’s Crusade – Session 3

Late Start for the Game – 2:45pm till 6pm.

Absent: Zachery. Allison filled in the missing spot.

Recap by Christopher and Spencer.

Bringing the kids up to speed on the events after the Tournament [See ‘Innocent or Guilty – Session 13?’ for full details] – Including a Duel between the Green Knight, and the scheduled Wedding later that evening. The Wedding was paid for by the Green Knight, who, though he won the duel, did not win the heart of the Girl.

Huntley gets a note saying his Contact – Sandarian, wished to meet with him in the Alley behind the “Prancing Pony” [GM was disappointed to learn that none of the kids have read the LORD OF THE RINGS]. Huntley meets with his reliable contact, who informs Huntley that TWELVE contracts have been taken out for the wedding tonight, and that the princess was one of those hits. He even knew that one of the assassins was a Half-Orc.

Huntley returned and informed the rest of the group. They scrambled to inform the Commander of the Guards, they went to the Library, but were unsuccessful in obtaining anything useful there; Huntley met with his Sage contact and was able to learn about orcs. They ever learned about assassin tricks, disguises and other sundry dirty items, such as poisons.

Fearing all the above, they took steps to plan how best to protect the exposed princess, whom is called ‘Willow’.

At the Temple they coordinated with the Master-At-Arms, whom informed them of the magical protections – Wall of Force to protect the Officiant, the Groom and Bride and of course the groomsmen and bridesmaids. They inspected the rings, and learned about the wedding being a double wedding – Duchess Chi and Liam Archon, the Green Knight and Lady Summers.

Talios and Horace set the princess between themselves; the rest were dispersed throughout the church. During the service, an old lady sitting next to Talios asked him to pass her offering. Suspecting poison when he took it and intending to pass it beyond the princess, he barely noticed the dagger aimed straight for Willow’s heart. Taking the certainly fatal blow in place of the princess, he purged the poison, but took the damage. The entire group converged and  in a mere 20 seconds, had the little lady laid out on the floor. Talios inspected the body, and upon removing the bonnet, the lady turned into a hideous half-orc man. Horace noticed a shadow pop out of the ground and intercepted it. Georgina brandished her Deity’s power and bade the creature to flee from her. It fled, and was struck down when the three characters near it – Talios, Horace and Julia, delivered fatal blows.

They waited till the end of the ceremony, discovered another ten would-be assassins had been captured or killed. They escorted the princess to the wedding reception, and the last attack of the evening came as an old man tried to stab Horace in the back. Horace’s counter was equally ineffective. The rest stayed with Willow. The Assassin fled, and the group stayed behind.

XP Given: 166.6667 [Total to date: 500xp]

GP: 200 gp

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